Pots and pans have changed very little in hundreds of years, but methods for cooking have adapted somewhat drastically in some places. These Castey Design Awards frying pans represent some inventive exploration of how people might begin to use culinary objects in the future, taking elementary principles like ergonomics into account.
Andres Carpinelli and his team came up with two different concepts for these next generation skillets which they have called the Lotus and the Hispana. The first seems to have the preparation of more Asian dishes in mind, while the second might be best for South American recipes.
More so than the Hispana, the Lotus assumes a rather unusual form. While it has a wok-like shape to it, it incorporates a flat bottom and silicone-covered grips around its edge that make it possible to toss sizzling veggies with ease.